Sunday, March 24, 2013

Speaking of Lexi...

Lexi's been up to all kinds of fun the past few weeks.  

After hearing that both Jer and I were too busy, Parker (aka "sweetest brother in the world") went to work putting together Lexi's tandem bike that Santa brought her this year.  Luckily, it was a few days before all of this snowy weather.  (:  Lexi had a BALL and I'm sure we'll be spending lots of time on the bike this summer!  Jesi made sure that Lexi was wearing plenty of protective gear:

Lex was so excited to go to "The Braille Challenge" this year.  She had no idea what it was-- but told anyone and everyone she met that she would be going!  Though it was a bit over her current level of understanding, I think she enjoyed being with other kids who were blind or visually impaired.  This is her all ready to go:

Several months ago, we applied for a grant from the Deaf and Blind Children's Fund to help subsidize a Victor Reader Stream for Lexi.  We only paid about 1/3 of the cost and they paid the rest-- AWESOME!  This is Leah Voorhees presenting Lexi with her Victor Reader.  Now if we can only figure out how to work it...

Yesterday was the annual Easter Egg Hunt for the visually impaired.  They have beeping eggs that the kids (and adults) find and turn in for candy.  Again, Lexi talked about this event for weeks beforehand and was soooooo excited to go and meet "new blind friends."  After the hunt, we went inside to have lunch.  Lexi said to me, "Mom, I don't really want to sit by you.  I just want to sit by blind friends."  So I had to go up to some strangers and basically say, "Hi.  I don't know you but my daughter is dying to sit by you if that's ok."  As it turns out, they all LOVED Lexi and she did indeed make LOTS of "new blind friends" before we left.  Wonderful people.  I love that girl!

 (I know... I look weird.  But there weren't many pics to choose from)

 And, just because:

FYI, Tomorrow is Graci's EEG.  She's supposed to go to bed after midnight tonight and wake up by 4 a.m. so she'll be nice and tired for the procedure.  Graci of course is totally excited about staying up late and getting up early to watch TV.  (:  We won't know results until Tuesday.